May 5, 2007

Bears Ranked Third After First Day of Heps

May 5, 2007

Princeton, NJ - The Brown men's track & field team is in third place with 26 points after one day of competition at the Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Princeton. The Bears gained a win in the javelin, and additional points in the 10,000 meter run, shot put and hammer throw on the first day, while four other athletes qualified for the finals of their events. Cornell is currently leading the competition with 55 points.

Senior Paul Rosiak (Wood-Ridge, NJ) won the javelin with a throw of 66.88m, earning the Bears 10 points. Sophomore Sam Urlacher (Billings, MT) also scored in the event, placing third with a 60.65 throw.

Senior Nick Neely (Portola Valley, CA) placed fourth in the 10,000 meter run in 30:49.36, good for four points.

Sophomore David Howard (Columbia, MD) placed fourth in the shot put with his throw of 53-00.00, to earn four points for the Bears. Sophomore Eric Wood (Eugene, OR) placed fifth in the hammer throw with a 178-09 throw, earning two more points for Brown.

Junior Paul Raymond (Miami, FL) qualified for the finals of the 100 meter dash by placing seventh in the prelims, running 10.75.

Senior Christian Tabib (Valparaiso, IN) and sophomore Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) both qualified for the finals in the 800 meter run, finishing sixth in 1:51.92, and seventh in 1:52.58, respectively.

The competition will continue tomorrow with the finals of the sprinting and middle distance events, plus the steeplechase, 5,000 and 3,000 meter runs and relays. The triple jump, discus, and high jump will also take place tomorrow. Live results will be posted throughout the day tomorrow from the following website:

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